Category Archives: South Dakota Football

USD hires Bob Nielson

SD PawPrint_2C_whiteToday the University of South Dakota announced Bob Nielson would be its next head football coach. And, it appears, the Coyotes have hit a home run.

When former head coach Joe Glenn announced his retirement USD Athletics Director David Herbster made one thing clear Рhe wanted a coach who is a proven winner and has experience as an FCS Coach or higher.  Continue reading

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Joe Glenn press conference

Today the University of South Dakota held a press conference to announce the retirement of Joe Glenn as the head football coach. As Glenn entered a quiet, somber ballroom at the Muenster University Center he shouted “This isn’t a funeral”, which followed with laughter from those in attendance.

USD Sports Information Director Bryan Boettcher welcomed those in attendance before turning it over to Athletic Director David Herbster who thanked Coach Glenn for his time and effort as the head coach of the football program before giving the floor to Glenn.

Joe Glenn delivered the following statement:

After the statement Coach Glenn took questions from the media in attendance:

Per USD Athletic Director David Herbster the search for a new football coach begins immediately.

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South Dakota OL Sam McLeran discusses recovery

sam mcleranThe worst sight on a football field is when a player falls to the ground and doesn’t get up. It’s sickening when they aren’t moving. As a fan, player, coach, etc you hope for even the slightest movement. Something to make you feel as if the player is going to be OK.

Earlier ¬†this season South Dakota traveled to Macomb, Ill. for a conference game against Western Illinois. In the first half right guard Sam McLeran pulled around the left side and double-teamed a linebacker as he’s done many times before. Sam fell to the ground and didn’t get up. The training staff for South Dakota rushed onto the field, joined by staffers from Western Illinois. After an on-field evaluation the ambulance was called onto the field. Sam’s dad and brother walked onto the field to be with Sam as he was strapped onto a backboard and loaded into an ambulance. Players and coaches from both teams sat on a knee, concerned for Sam’s health. Fans prayed. There was encouraging applause as Sam was lifted into the ambulance and again as the ambulance drove off the field. Continue reading

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A look back at USD’s upset of No. 2 NDSU

Fargodome 3 hours before kickoff

Fargodome 3 hours before kickoff


It’s the only way to describe the feeling in Fargo on Saturday. I have had the opportunity to be around the South Dakota football team for three seasons. I was on the sidelines through many losses, there for the upset of then-No.5 Northern Iowa in 2013, I’ve seen them win non-conference games at home and a fun victory on Dakota Days a couple years ago.

This was different. Continue reading

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Joe Glenn looks back at win over UC Davis

The University of South Dakota football team defeated UC Davis on Saturday, 27-17. With the win the Coyotes improved to 1-1 on the season. The Coyotes used a healthy rushing attack from Trevor Bouma – 18 car. 186 yds, 2 TDs – in the win. The performance, which also included a team high 48 yards receiving, earned Bouma Missouri Valley Football Conference offensive player of the week. Kicker Miles Bergner was named special teams player of the week.

On Monday South Dakota head football coach Joe Glenn joined me to talk about the win.

The Coyotes host Drake Saturday at 2:00pm in the DakotaDome.

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